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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710266/specificity-of-subtilin-mediated-activation-of-histidine-kinase-spak
#1
Christoph Geiger, Tobias Spieß, Sophie Marianne Korn, Peter Kötter, Karl-Dieter Entian
Autoinduction via two-component systems is a widespread regulatory mechanism that senses environmental and metabolic changes. Although the lantibiotics nisin and subtilin are closely related and share the same lanthionine ring structure, they autoinduce their biosynthesis in a highly specific manner. Subtilin can only activate the two-component system SpaRK of Bacillus subtilis, whereas nisin activates solely the two-component system NisRK of Lactococcus lactis To identify components that determine the specificity of subtilin autoinduction, several variants of the respective lantibiotic were analyzed for their autoinduction capacity...
July 14, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692063/inflammation-dependent-cerebrospinal-fluid-hypersecretion-by-the-choroid-plexus-epithelium-in-posthemorrhagic-hydrocephalus
#2
Jason K Karimy, Jinwei Zhang, David B Kurland, Brianna Carusillo Theriault, Daniel Duran, Jesse A Stokum, Charuta Gavankar Furey, Xu Zhou, M Shahid Mansuri, Julio Montejo, Alberto Vera, Michael L DiLuna, Eric Delpire, Seth L Alper, Murat Gunel, Volodymyr Gerzanich, Ruslan Medzhitov, J Marc Simard, Kristopher T Kahle
The choroid plexus epithelium (CPE) secretes higher volumes of fluid (cerebrospinal fluid, CSF) than any other epithelium and simultaneously functions as the blood-CSF barrier to gate immune cell entry into the central nervous system. Posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH), an expansion of the cerebral ventricles due to CSF accumulation following intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), is a common disease usually treated by suboptimal CSF shunting techniques. PHH is classically attributed to primary impairments in CSF reabsorption, but little experimental evidence supports this concept...
July 10, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679296/pharmacological-targeting-of-spak-kinase-in-disorders-of-impaired-epithelial-transport
#3
Jinwei Zhang, Jason K Karimy, Eric Delpire, Kristopher T Kahle
The mammalian SPS1-related proline/alanine-rich serine-threonine kinase SPAK (STK39) modulates ion transport across and between epithelial cells in response to environmental stimuli such osmotic stress and inflammation. Research over the last decade has established a central role for SPAK in the regulation of ion and water transport in the distal nephron, colonic crypts, and pancreatic ducts, and has implicated deregulated SPAK signaling in NaCl-sensitive hypertension, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, and cystic fibrosis...
July 12, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656378/comparative-transcriptomic-analysis-identifies-evolutionarily-conserved-gene-products-in-the-vertebrate-renal-distal-convoluted-tubule
#4
REVIEW
Yuya Sugano, Chiara Cianciolo Cosentino, Dominique Loffing-Cueni, Stephan C F Neuhauss, Johannes Loffing
Understanding the molecular basis of the complex regulatory networks controlling renal ion transports is of major physiological and clinical importance. In this study, we aimed to identify evolutionarily conserved critical players in the function of the renal distal convoluted tubule (DCT) by a comparative transcriptomic approach. We generated a transgenic zebrafish line with expression of the red fluorescent mCherry protein under the control of the zebrafish DCT-specific promoter of the thiazide-sensitive NaCl cotransporter (NCC)...
June 27, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585868/long-term-effects-of-internet-delivered-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-depression-in-primary-care-the-prim-net-controlled-trial
#5
Maria C M Eriksson, Marie Kivi, Dominique Hange, Eva-Lisa Petersson, Nashmil Ariai, Per Häggblad, Hans Ågren, Fredrik Spak, Ulf Lindblad, Boo Johansson, Cecilia Björkelund
OBJECTIVE: Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) is recommended as an efficient treatment alternative for depression in primary care. However, only few previous studies have been conducted at primary care centers (PCCs). We evaluated long-term effects of ICBT treatment for depression compared to treatment as usual (TAU) in primary care settings. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Patients were enrolled at16 PCCs in south-west Sweden...
June 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567665/severe-hyperkalemia-is-rescued-by-low-potassium-diet-in-renal-%C3%AE-enac-deficient-mice
#6
Emilie Boscardin, Romain Perrier, Chloé Sergi, Marc Maillard, Johannes Loffing, Dominique Loffing-Cueni, Robert Koesters, Bernard Claude Rossier, Edith Hummler
In adulthood, an induced nephron-specific deficiency of αENaC (Scnn1a) resulted in pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1 (PHA-1) with sodium loss, hyperkalemia, and metabolic acidosis that is rescued through high-sodium/low-potassium (HNa(+)/LK(+)) diet. In the present study, we addressed whether renal βENaC expression is required for sodium and potassium balance or can be compensated by remaining (α and γ) ENaC subunits using adult nephron-specific knockout (Scnn1b(Pax8/LC1)) mice. Upon induction, these mice present a severe PHA-1 phenotype with weight loss, hyperkalemia, and dehydration, but unlike the Scnn1a(Pax8/LC1) mice without persistent salt wasting...
May 31, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566208/development-of-wnk-signaling-inhibitors-as-a-new-class-of-antihypertensive-drugs
#7
Mari Ishigami-Yuasa, Yuko Watanabe, Takayasu Mori, Hiroyuki Masuno, Shinya Fujii, Eriko Kikuchi, Shinichi Uchida, Hiroyuki Kagechika
Pseudohypoaldosteronism type II (PHAII) is characterized by hyperkalemia and hypertension despite a normal glomerular filtration rate. Abnormal activation of the signal cascade of with-no-lysine kinase (WNK) with OSR1 (oxidative stress-responsive kinase 1)/SPAK (STE20/SPS1-related proline/alanine-rich kinase) and NCC (NaCl cotransporter) results in characteristic salt-sensitive hypertension. Thus, inhibitors of the WNK-OSR1/SPAK-NCC cascade are candidates for a new class of antihypertensive drugs. In this study, we developed novel inhibitors of this signal cascade from the 9-aminoacridine lead compound 1, one of the hit compounds obtained by screening our chemical library for WNK-SPAK binding inhibitors...
July 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560800/emerging-targets-of-diuretic-therapy
#8
C-J Cheng, A R Rodan, C-L Huang
Diuretics are commonly prescribed for treatment in patients with hypertension, edema, or heart failure. Studies on hypertensive and salt-losing disorders and on urea transporters have contributed to better understanding of mechanisms of renal salt and water reabsorption and their regulation. Proteins involved in the regulatory pathways are emerging targets for diuretic and aquaretic therapy. Integrative high-throughput screening, protein structure analysis, and chemical modification have identified promising agents for preclinical testing in animals...
May 30, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446981/role-of-cxc-group-chemokines-in-lung-cancer-development-and-progression
#9
Artjoms Spaks
BACKGROUND: Clinical and translational research on lung cancer patients undergoing surgical treatment can provide valuable scientific data and unique opportunity to study tumor microenvironment. CXC chemokines, which are members of a big family of cytokines, are undoubtedly involved in tumor growth regulation and metastasizing pathways. For better understanding of CXC chemokine involvement in the process of carcinogenesis we have studied the cohort of early stage non-small cell lung cancer patients undergoing surgery with curative intent...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442491/constitutively-active-spak-causes-hyperkalemia-by-activating-ncc-and-remodeling-distal-tubules
#10
P Richard Grimm, Richard Coleman, Eric Delpire, Paul A Welling
Aberrant activation of with no lysine (WNK) kinases causes familial hyperkalemic hypertension (FHHt). Thiazide diuretics treat the disease, fostering the view that hyperactivation of the thiazide-sensitive sodium-chloride cotransporter (NCC) in the distal convoluted tubule (DCT) is solely responsible. However, aberrant signaling in the aldosterone-sensitive distal nephron (ASDN) and inhibition of the potassium-excretory renal outer medullary potassium (ROMK) channel have also been implicated. To test these ideas, we introduced kinase-activating mutations after Lox-P sites in the mouse Stk39 gene, which encodes the terminal kinase in the WNK signaling pathway, Ste20-related proline-alanine-rich kinase (SPAK)...
April 25, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418579/snabbare-och-patients%C3%A3-ker-v%C3%A3-g-till-svenskt-leg
#11
Emma Spak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2017: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414128/impaired-degradation-of-medullary-wnk4-in-the-kidneys-of-klhl2-knockout-mice
#12
Yuri Kasagi, Daiei Takahashi, Tomomi Aida, Hidenori Nishida, Naohiro Nomura, Moko Zeniya, Takayasu Mori, Emi Sasaki, Fumiaki Ando, Tatemitsu Rai, Shinichi Uchida, Eisei Sohara
Mutations in the with-no-lysine kinase 1 (WNK1), WNK4, Kelch-like 3 (KLHL3), and Cullin3 (CUL3) genes were identified as being responsible for hereditary hypertensive disease pseudohypoaldosteronism type II (PHAII). Normally, the KLHL3/CUL3 ubiquitin ligase complex degrades WNKs. In PHAII, the loss of interaction between KLHL3 and WNK4 increases levels of WNKs because of impaired ubiquitination, leading to abnormal over-activation of the WNK-OSR1/SPAK-NCC cascade in the kidney's distal convoluted tubules (DCT)...
May 27, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391962/su9516-increases-%C3%AE-7%C3%AE-1-integrin-and-ameliorates-disease-progression-in-the-mdx-mouse-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Apurva Sarathy, Ryan D Wuebbles, Tatiana M Fontelonga, Ashley R Tarchione, Lesley A Mathews Griner, Dante J Heredia, Andreia M Nunes, Suzann Duan, Paul D Brewer, Tyler Van Ry, Grant W Hennig, Thomas W Gould, Andrés E Dulcey, Amy Wang, Xin Xu, Catherine Z Chen, Xin Hu, Wei Zheng, Noel Southall, Marc Ferrer, Juan Marugan, Dean J Burkin
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a fatal muscle disease caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene, resulting in a complete loss of the dystrophin protein. Dystrophin is a critical component of the dystrophin glycoprotein complex (DGC), which links laminin in the extracellular matrix to the actin cytoskeleton within myofibers and provides resistance to shear stresses during muscle activity. Loss of dystrophin in DMD patients results in a fragile sarcolemma prone to contraction-induced muscle damage. The α7β1 integrin is a laminin receptor protein complex in skeletal and cardiac muscle and a major modifier of disease progression in DMD...
June 7, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371477/rafoxanide-and-closantel-inhibit-spak-and-osr1-kinases-by-binding-to-a-highly-conserved-allosteric-site-on-their-c-terminal-domains
#14
Mubarak A AlAmri, Hachemi Kadri, Luke J Alderwick, Nigel S Simpkins, Youcef Mehellou
SPAK and OSR1 are two protein kinases that have emerged as attractive targets in the discovery of novel antihypertensive agents due to their role in regulating electrolyte balance in vivo. Herein we report the identification of an allosteric pocket on the highly conserved C-terminal domains of these two kinases, which influences their activity. We also show that some known WNK signaling inhibitors bind to this allosteric site. Using in silico screening, we identified the antiparasitic agent rafoxanide as a novel allosteric inhibitor of SPAK and OSR1...
May 9, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341239/calcineurin-inhibitors-block-sodium-chloride-cotransporter-dephosphorylation-in-response-to%C3%A2-high-potassium-intake
#15
Wakana Shoda, Naohiro Nomura, Fumiaki Ando, Yutaro Mori, Takayasu Mori, Eisei Sohara, Tatemitsu Rai, Shinichi Uchida
Dietary potassium intake is inversely related to blood pressure and mortality. Moreover, the sodium-chloride cotransporter (NCC) plays an important role in blood pressure regulation and urinary potassium excretion in response to potassium intake. Previously, it was shown that NCC is activated by the WNK4-SPAK cascade and dephosphorylated by protein phosphatase. However, the mechanism of NCC regulation with acute potassium intake is still unclear. To identify the molecular mechanism of NCC regulation in response to potassium intake, we used adult C57BL/6 mice fed a 1...
February 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289184/renal-tubular-ubiquitin-protein-ligase-nedd4-2-is-required-for-renal-adaptation-during-long-term-potassium-depletion
#16
Lama Al-Qusairi, Denis Basquin, Ankita Roy, Renuga Devi Rajaram, Marc P Maillard, Arohan R Subramanya, Olivier Staub
Adaptation of the organism to potassium (K(+)) deficiency requires precise coordination among organs involved in K(+) homeostasis, including muscle, liver, and kidney. How the latter performs functional and molecular changes to ensure K(+) retention is not well understood. Here, we investigated the role of ubiquitin-protein ligase NEDD4-2, which negatively regulates the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC), Na(+)/Cl(-) cotransporter (NCC), and with no-lysine-kinase 1 (WNK1). After dietary K(+) restriction for 2 weeks, compared with control littermates, inducible renal tubular NEDD4-2 knockout (Nedd4L(Pax8/LC1) ) mice exhibited severe hypokalemia and urinary K(+) wasting...
March 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282258/wnk1-is-an-unexpected-autophagy-inhibitor
#17
Sachith Gallolu Kankanamalage, A-Young Lee, Chonlarat Wichaidit, Andres Lorente-Rodriguez, Akansha M Shah, Steve Stippec, Angelique W Whitehurst, Melanie H Cobb
Autophagy is a cellular degradation pathway that is essential to maintain cellular physiology, and deregulation of autophagy leads to multiple diseases in humans. In a recent study, we discovered that the protein kinase WNK1 (WNK lysine deficient protein kinase 1) is an inhibitor of autophagy. The loss of WNK1 increases both basal and starvation-induced autophagy. In addition, the depletion of WNK1 increases the activation of the class III phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PtdIns3K) complex, which is required to induce autophagy...
May 4, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276587/phosphoregulation-of-k-cl-cotransporters-during-cell-swelling-novel-insights
#18
Rachelle Frenette-Cotton, Andrée-Anne Marcoux, Alexandre P Garneau, Micheline Noel, Paul Isenring
The K(+) -Cl(-) cotransporters (KCCs) belong to the cation-Cl(-) cotransporter family and consist of 4 isoforms and many splice variants. Their main role is to promote electroneutral efflux of K(+) and Cl(-) ions across the surface of many cell types and, thereby, to regulate intracellular ion concentration, cell volume and epithelial salt movement. These transport systems are induced by an increase in cell volume and are less active at lower intracellular [Cl(-) ] (Cli ), but the mechanisms at play are still ill-defined...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178566/wnk-kinase-signaling-in-ion-homeostasis-and-human-disease
#19
REVIEW
Masoud Shekarabi, Jinwei Zhang, Arjun R Khanna, David H Ellison, Eric Delpire, Kristopher T Kahle
WNK kinases, along with their upstream regulators (CUL3/KLHL3) and downstream targets (the SPAK/OSR1 kinases and the cation-Cl(-) cotransporters [CCCs]), comprise a signaling cascade essential for ion homeostasis in the kidney and nervous system. Recent work has furthered our understanding of the WNKs in epithelial transport, cell volume homeostasis, and GABA signaling, and uncovered novel roles for this pathway in immune cell function and cell proliferation.
February 7, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160044/clinical-characteristics-of-pediatric-hiv-1-patients-treated-with-first-line-antiretroviral-therapy-in-vietnam-a-nested-case-control-study
#20
Minh Diem Dang, Duc Minh Nguyen, Huu Bich Tran, Viet Hung Pham, Daryl Spak, Linh Chi Pham, Thi Quynh Phan, Thi Thanh Dinh, Thi Kim Anh Le, Van Lam Nguyen, Thanh Hai Le, Son Ngoc Hoang, Vu Phuong Linh Dang
OBJECTIVES: Over the past decades, Vietnam has made great strides in reducing the rate of mortality in HIV-related deaths, due to increased access of antiretroviral therapy (ART); however, given the significantly high level of treatment failure (TF), it is essential to identify markers that describe the failure of ART in HIV-1 infected children. METHODS: A nested case-control study was conducted with clinical data collected from 101 HIV-infected children [26 TF and 75 treatment success (TS)] at National Hospital of Pediatrics, Vietnam (2008-2012)...
February 2017: International Journal of Public Health
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